Yarn kit for Wednesday Sweater from PetiteKnit. With this yarn option, the jumper is knitted in 1 strand DK Sustainable Merino Wool together with 1 strand Lace mohair/silk. Unfortunately, we do not have the rights to sell the pattern but you can find it here:
If you want to knit the sweater longer than the pattern suggests, either on the body or the sleeves, you must go up a size.
The Wednesday Sweater is worked from the top down. First the back is worked back and forth, while the slant of the shoulders is shaped with short rows to create a good fit. After this, each shoulder is worked separately back and forth on the circular needles. The shoulders are then joined to from the front yoke. At the underarm, the front and back are joined and the body is worked in the round on the circular needles. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up and knitted along the armholes and the sleeves are worked in the round down to the cuffs on a circular needle and double-pointed needles or with the Magic Loop technique. The large turtleneck collar is worked at the end from stitches that are picked up and knitted along the neck edge. The edges and collar are worked in twisted rib.
Begin by working a swatch to determine which needle size you need to achieve the correct gauge.
The Wednesday Sweater is designed to have approx. 25 cm [9¾ inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 25 cm [9¾ inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement. The fit is oversized. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL are designed to fit a bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 (130-140) 140-150 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ (51¼-55) 55-59 inches].
The measurements for the finished garment are on the front page of the pattern. Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size to knit. For example, if you measure 90 cm [35½ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part of your upper body) you should knit a size S. A size S sweater has a bust circumference of 115 cm [45¼ inches] which in the given example would give you 25 cm [9¾ inches] of positive ease.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
Bust circumference: 110 (115) 120 (125) 135 (145) 155 (165) 175 cm [43¼ (45¼) 47¼ (49¼) 53¼ (57) 61 (65) 69 inches] (measured just below the armholes)
Length: 62 (63) 64 (65) 70 (72) 73 (74) 76 cm [24,5 (24,75) 25,25 (25,5) 27,5 (28,25) 28,75 (29,25) 30 inches] (measured mid back excl. turtleneck collar)
Gauge: 15 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch after wash and blocking
16-17 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in twisted rib (k1 tbl, p1 tbl) after wash and blocking (gauge for turtleneck collar and rib edges at cuffs and hem)
Needles: Circular needles: 5 mm [US8] / 40, 60 and 80 and/or 100 cm [16, 24 and 32 and/or 40 inches]; Double-pointed needles: 5 mm [US8] (unless the Magic Loop technique is used)
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ (3 out of 5)
DK Sustainable Merino Wool:
Extrafine merino wool is used for this yarn so that it feels soft and gentle on the skin. The yarn is spun with extra long fibers to produce a yarn that is flexible and strong with a silky feel and shine. It is incredibly soft and elastic, and the threads are twisted in such a way that it gives extra strength to the yarn.
100% extra fine merino wool
Mohair's softness depends primarily on the quality of the fibers. Superkid mohair comes from the first sorting, and is the softest and thinnest fibers you get from the mohair goat. The second sort is usually what is called kid mohair, and is also soft, but not as soft as the superkid mohair. Superkid mohair can be used close to the skin, and provides incredibly light and airy garments. The silk gives the yarn a lovely, exclusive mother-of-pearl sheen.
75% superkid mohair/25% mulberry silk
We recommend that you knit every other round from different skeins to camouflage any color differences. The more colorvariety in the yarn, the more important is this. Kimmie Munkholm shows this nicely when knitting circular in this video, and when you knit back and forth in this video.
If you don't want to knit every other round from different skeins (this is done at your own risk 😉), it is recommended to do this a few rounds when changing yarn. This applies regardless of the color of the yarn.
Please note that the yarn may contain excess colour. Therefore, wash separately the first time.
All knitted garments should be stored flat.